Hi-Point Carbine Rifle question

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Beastazz, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Beastazz

    Beastazz New Member

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    I am 14 and am interested In semi auto rifles. I have a 10/22 that I enjoy but I would like to upgrade to something with a bit more punch. I don't want a AR being 14 I think that's a bit much. I was considering a SKS but I saw a hi-point and it looked pretty cool to me. My question is are they even worth considering or is there something better. I rebuild firearms with my grandfather and so I have seen many firearms but I am not very educated on the hi-points. What's yalls opinion on them?
     
  2. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    just make sure you go to the right section lol AK/sks

    HI-points are cheap but they are what you get cheap I have seen some good bad and ugly my friend returned a 45 cal one 3 times for different problems. Also being 14 I know in my area you can't buy anything with a AK action I do not know if a sks falls under that tho.
     

  3. Beastazz

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    What types of problems do the HPs tend to have
     
  4. chevyforlife1972nova

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    just cheap made alot of plastic there not quality guns
     
  5. Beastazz

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    Yes I see, well I wonder if I would be better with an SKS and a new tactical stock for it?
     
  6. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    have you looked up if a sks is a assault rifle in your area? plus you have 2 wait until your 18
     
  7. Beastazz

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    Yes, I have. They are legal and my father will be purchasing it for me like all of my other firearms.
     
  8. orangello

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    You woul probably have an easier time buying "rifle" ammo for the SKS than pistol caliber ammo for the high point.

    Many people like the High points; i haven't owned one yet.
     
  9. aktommysks

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    Highpoint carbine

    I had a 9mm high point, couldn't kill it. A much more difficult gun to dissasemble then the sks. I live in NJ strict gun laws, but as long as u keep it a fixed mag it's not considersd an assualt weapon. Personally i would go with the sks, lots of parts and accessories reliable, and rugged. What ever weapon u choose, always apply all the safty rules and have an adult present, when using live ammo. Good luck and have fun.
     
  10. Beastazz

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    Thx think an SKS is the way to go.
     
  11. orangello

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    I'm not sure of the regulations in your area, but in MS, the SKS will allow for a lot of options in terms of configuration. You will of course have to mind the feds' 922 regulations if you start reconfiguring an SKS; basically if you make changes, you will probably need to replace some foreign-made parts with U.S.-made parts. Tapco sells a "compliance kit", might be good to look it over if you are planning changes: TAPCO - Section 922r Compliance TAPCO® INTRAFUSE®

    My SKS is sitting in a tapco collapsing stock with some tapco internal parts and magazines presently, but it performs well in the other stock as well. Many people STRONGLY prefer the original, tried-and-true, configuration.
     
  12. aktommysks

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    Hey no problem. try and get a screw in barrel, check the bore. I have a 51 Ruskie, but they r all good. Right now i'm looking to buy a yugo. Good Choice"
     
  13. orangello

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    https://www.samcoglobal.com/1-sks.html
    I haven't bought from this place myself, but they do have the older M59 yugo's without the grenade launcher for like $330.
     
  14. chevyforlife1972nova

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    plus walmart wouldn't sell you pistol ammo even at 18
     
  15. aktommysks

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    Orangello thanks for the heads up. I'll check it out. I much rather have the 59.Good price too...
     
  16. MaineMan

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    look for a used mini14, they can be had for about $500, I know thats twice the amount of a HP but more than twice as good quality
     
  17. Beastazz

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    What caliber is the 14?

    Sent from my iPhone using FirearmsTalk
     
  18. MaineMan

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    it shoots .223 (5.56 nato) or you can get the mini30 that shoots 7.62x39 (same as SKS)
     
  19. aktommysks

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    The mini is a good gun i personally like the 30 7.62x39, My sks gets better grouping then the 30 i used to have. That said their r alot of goodies out there nowdays for the Ruger. A little more $, but good choice.
     
  20. warhawk77

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    I have a hi point 995 and while I have not shot a ton of rounds I have disassembled it and it is not made cheap. Every review I have seen on the carbine is good.

    The hi point pistol did have some mag problems but I think those have been worked out but the damage to the rep is already done.


    I say you can't go wrong with the hi point carbine for less than $300. But if you can get a SKS or AR you will be happy with it also.